Caught Stealing: now on view at NAS Gallery

Caught Stealing: now on view at NAS Gallery

EXHIBITION DATES: Friday 14 June — Saturday 10 August 2019 
OPENING NIGHT: Thursday 13 June, 6–9pm
OPENING HOURS: 
Monday–Saturday, 11am–5pm

CURATOR: Dr Jaime Tsai

ARTISTS: Hany Armanious, Daniel Boyd, Peter Burgess, Destiny Deacon and Virginia Fraser, Linda Dement, Fiona Hall, Shane Haseman, Sean Cordeiro and Claire Healy, Andrew Hurle, Harley Ives, Nancy Mauro-Flude, Tom Nicholson, Lillian O’Neil, Louise Paramor, Philjames, Joan Ross, Soda_Jerk and The Avalanches, Marian Tubbs, Gary Warner.

Caught Stealing is an exhibition by contemporary Australian artists who mobilise theft as an artistic strategy in their work. A century after the first Dada photomontages, misappropriation continues in the diverse practices of artists demanding social justice, revisions of history, and ecological awareness. Motifs of piracy also signify resistance to the corporate control of the cultural sphere, as well as colonisation and its legacy in Australia.

Linda Dement and Nancy Mauro-Flude, ‘Cyberfeminist bed sheet transfigured’, 2018, courtesy the artists

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